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Old 10-31-2014, 06:08 AM   #169
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I would consider the style of camping - where you are planning to go - to help you decide which tug to buy. If your plans include BLM land, forest service roads, etc., then the Subi with 4 wheel drive might be a better choice. If you are talking highways and commercial campgrounds, etc., then the Honda is a slam-dunk.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:21 AM   #170
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We have completed a 186 mile run and have an indicated 20.1 mpg again on rt 17. Rt. 17 has a lot of small towns and stop lights but little traffic. Very good mileage.

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Old 10-31-2014, 04:34 PM   #171
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Gas is $2.69 in South Carolina.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:24 PM   #172
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Sadly, my first instinct is to say "isn't that cheap?!" I guess it's all relative, but was it that long ago that it was $.85?


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Sadly, my first instinct is to say "isn't that cheap?!" I guess it's all relative, but was it that long ago that it was $.85?
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I have to agree with you but I go back a bit farther...30 cents and with gas wars it went to 22 cents. Oh those were the days. Funny story, when I got back from overseas military service gas was 55 cents. My Mom told me not to drive to much. Of course I didn't listen, I was paying over 3 bucks a gallon over there, 55 cents was give a away price here.
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I have to agree with you but I go back a bit farther...30 cents and with gas wars it went to 22 cents. Oh those were the days. Funny story, when I got back from overseas military service gas was 55 cents. My Mom told me not to drive to much. Of course I didn't listen, I was paying over 3 bucks a gallon over there, 55 cents was give a away price here.

As I recall, when gas was in the 30 cents a gallon price range the minimum wage was less than a buck!


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Old 11-09-2014, 11:21 AM   #175
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We just did a 242 mile run, mostly interstate thru part of SC and most of GA,. We drove a little faster than normal and got better mileage. It displayed 21 mpg but calculated out to 23.6 mpg. Used 10.25 gallons.

Drove further than normal because we have a closing in FL.

Truly amazing for a V-6.

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Old 11-10-2014, 05:05 PM   #176
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Final Tally

We are at our FL destination. We drove 1,913 miles, purchased 100.1 gallons of gas and averaged 19.1 mpg. We are very pleased with that for a first trip. We expect it will improve some with time.

We learned that with the automatic we get better mileage on the Interestate than we do on non-Interstate roads like coastal route 17 where the mileage tended to be less, about 0.5 mpg lower.

We found that as we progressed southward the mileage improved, maybe we're figuring the car out better. It seemed to like to run at 62 mph best.

On the whole we were pleased with 19 mpg burning regular gas and happy with prices as low as $2.69/gallon. Truly thankful to all the drillers in ND.

This year we are staying put in FL. Our next big trip will be home and than hopefully another trek to NL.

We had a marvelous time in Charleston, SC at my 50th college reunion. If you haven't been to Charleston it is one of the best cities in the county. Truly a fine walk about city. Much of the kudos goes to a classmate, Joe Riley, who has been mayor for almost 40 years, winning numerous awards for transforming the city without destroying it's character.
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We are looking forward to your next Newfoundland installment.
Good mpgs and good that you made it safely to FL. Gas prices are at least improved.

I am trying to keep you two in mind when considering another trailer. We already have a 19' and it certainly seems impossible to us to get anything less than what we have. Plus, other trailers are tempting that have more this or that, and when does the two-footitis kind of thing stop. And do we need to stop it. The next one will be the last.... How many have said that, I wonder.

By the way, we get about 17 pulling our 19', better than most partly because it is a 4Runner and partly because we drive more slowly than many. We also use ECO.
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Hi: Cathi... Our 13' Boler was our first trailer.
Our 5.0 Escape was our last trailer.
Our 5.0TA Escape was...well...
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Alf, I hope you can get many more. And I am quite positive they will be Escapes! And save a place for us at one of those Niagara deals. We will get there some time.
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Hi: Cathi... Our 13' Boler was our first trailer.
Our 5.0 Escape was our last trailer.
Our 5.0TA Escape was...well...
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Yes the 5.0 was the last one, the 5.0TA is the current one...

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Cathi,

My view of trailers is simple. It really doesn't matter what you have if you're using it to travel. The travel is more important than the trailer.

I enjoy making a trailer ours, I suppose some form of nest building but it's the travel that it's all about.

Last year we met a couple from NS, the wife had originally been from NL. Though they have been married for a long time, they had never been to NL, their next door province.

It turns out the 'only 6 months out of province rule' is a problem. She told me they are reluctant to visit their daughter in NB because they typically use up their 6 months traveling.

I just received an email from them, they spent 6 weeks in NL this summer, drove 7,0000 km and said NL was better than Hawaii. They plan to return because 6 weeks wasn't nearly enough.

We hope to return to NL next spring and will be paying more attention to writing about it. We just returned from my college reunion and I used to include college friends on the distribution list and heard how they missed 'On the Road'. There are obviously some who travel vicariously, I guess that's good, however the real thing is better.

Wishing you well in your trailers and travels
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To clarify what Norm said about six months out of province, in case you were not aware, we Canucks may have free health insurance but most provinces limit that we stay in our own province for six months of the year. We can and do purchase out of province/country insurance but that can get quite expensive especially as one gets older. We know a few people who used to go south in the winter but no longer do so because of the cost of insurance.

Norm

Also looking forward to your next NL travel news. Glad to hear you made it to FL with your great new van.

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